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University Police records

Identifier: UA 1175

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence and meeting minutes documenting the activities of the BYU Police Department. Materials dated 1976-1995.


  • 1976-1995


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Administrative History

The University Police is a law enforcement division of Brigham Young University. Previously known as Security/Police, they were renamed in 1982. The are responsible for protecting students, faculty, and staff, and for enforcing laws, rules, and regulations. The University Police have been administered by Robert W. Kelshaw (1982-2000), Larry A. Stott (2000-2018), and Chris Autry (2019- ).


The Security/Police was a law enforcement division of Brigham Young University. Previously known as the Security Office or BYU Security, they were renamed in 1975 and initially remained under the direction of the Physical Plant. The were charged with the responsibility for protecting campus, coordinating with local police departments, and parking management on campus. The Security/Police chief during the period was Robert W. Kelshaw. In 1979 the department was transferred to Student Life, and was then renamed University Police in 1982.


3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.03 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in two series chronologically: 1. Correpsondence, 1976-1984. 2. Administrative Meeting Minutes, 1993-1995.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management, October 2004.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection materials were transferred from Records Management on October 2004.


Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Jamie Wiser; 2024. Migrated inventory and processed flags for University Records Analyst.

Register of University Police records
Under Revision
Jennifer Kim
2011 August 29
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US